Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

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  1. Bingham

    Bingham Senior member

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    New Build!!


    Bounty Hunter
    Leather Liner: Cream
    Height: 6"
    Toe Cap: No Thanks
    Celastic Toe Box: No Thanks
    Toe Vamp Leather: Black Chrome Excel by Horween
    Last: Semi Dress (Bounty Hunter)
    Hardware: All Nickle Eyes
    Heel Base: 90 Degree Blocked off Heel (Traveler)
    Steel Toe: No Thanks
    Size - Width: D (medium)
    Heel Lifts: 1/4" Lower
    Top: Cut Top (standard)
    Midsole: Single
    Lace Design: Plain Toe
    Edge: Natural
    Counter Leather: Black Chrome Excel by Horween
    Upper (Shaft) Leather: Black Chrome Excel by Horween
    Pull Loops: Leather Pull Loops
    Sole: Vibram 430 Mini Vib
    Close Trim
    Tongue-Gusset: Navy Chrome Excel by Horween
     
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  2. climbinglife

    climbinglife Senior member

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    Great build man, pics when you get em' :) PS: You can change the leather choice on the Tongue-Gusset? I didn't know that.
     


  3. gregornz

    gregornz Senior member

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    That blue tongue is a great idea!
     


  4. LouieBailie

    LouieBailie Senior member

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    rethink getting the double cel toe it will be very stiff......lining to tan and think about double mid soles...you will be much happier
     


  5. b-ewing

    b-ewing Senior member

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    I actually agree with Louie on his first two recommendations- fancy that! :D
     
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  6. Royteane

    Royteane Well-Known Member

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    Thanks you for your comments, still dont understand what benefit I will get from double mid-sole. I'm 6'1, quite big man for my country.

    by the way, I plan to have it as real workboot-safety toe. Single cel is strong enough for accidentally drop of 5-10kg box?
     
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  7. daizawaguy

    daizawaguy Senior member

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    I think if you are a big guy the double sole will give you more support and stability. The single celastic is strong, but I`m not sure a 10kg box would not cause some damage. I mean to the celastic initially - my guess is it would dent it.
     


  8. LouieBailie

    LouieBailie Senior member

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    Double mid sole with Vibram outter layer will prevent nails from penetrating into foot box 99% of the time......steel toe for that drop req
     


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  10. b-ewing

    b-ewing Senior member

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    you mean you'll actually use these for work???!!! [​IMG][​IMG] in that case, double celastic is probably in order. But keep in mind that even single is pretty stinkin heavy duty (especially if you get leather lined). My SJs are single celastic and I would imagine it would take a Volkswagen to flatten the toes
     
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  11. Royteane

    Royteane Well-Known Member

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    is it bad idea to use it as workboot? I currently use hiking boots but sole's glue start to separate after just 4months, so that I am looking for something suprr tough to replace it. is there bettrr choice?
     


  12. LouieBailie

    LouieBailie Senior member

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    No Whites specializes in making work boots the new fad youngsters called HIPSTERS are attempting to make them into a fashion statement. The boots are heavy duty work boots........
     
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  13. trvlr472

    trvlr472 Senior member

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    I wanted to wait until mine were broken in to post any pics. They aren't quite there yet but are real close. They are the Classic Work Boot, Block Heel, Standard Heel height, Brass Eyelets, Double Celastic Toe, Leather Lined (Tan) and since these pics are taken when they are dirty although I did brush them first you can see I use them for work. They are 4 months old.
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    They've been Obenhaufed 3X and oiled once or twice. All I do now is wash them with plain water every week or so and when the water doesn't bead up I oil them. They are going to get washed tonight or tomorrow.
     
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  14. trvlr472

    trvlr472 Senior member

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    You're right. They are heavy duty work boots. There was a recent post referring to these CWB's a little pillows. That's not the way I look at them. They are VERY substantial and when one "bolts" them to their feet there is no mistaking that you're wearing a very heavy duty boot. Sure, after a couple of days wearing them for 14 to 20 hours i don't even realize how heavy and stiff they are but if you've been wearing some "minimalist" foot wear like sandals for a few days and then strap a pair of CWB's to your feet you definitely know you're wearing something else and mine certainly don't feel like pillows. On some days I forget I'm even wearing them but on others when they may have stiffened up I sure do. Mine aren't fully broken in yet.
     


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